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We know by now that Taraji P. Henson likes a bit of flourish with her fashion in the form of color and prints. But you heard the woman: "When you go to the carpet, you're supposed to look elegant." And so she did at TV Guide's 2008 Emmy bash in a quiet black gown with a surprising leopard print bodice rendered in lace. This was a step in the right direction!